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Sir Dighton MacNaughton Probyn

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Birth
Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death
20 Jun 1924 (aged 91)
Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID
7709463 View Source

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. He served as a Captain in the 2nd Punjab Cavalry, British India Army. At the Battle of Agra, India, October 11, 1857, when Captain Probyn's squadron charged the rebel infantry, he was separated from his men and surrounded by five or six Sepoys. He defended himself and before his own men had joined him, had cut down two of his assailants. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross War Medal and later achieved the rank of General.

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. He served as a Captain in the 2nd Punjab Cavalry, British India Army. At the Battle of Agra, India, October 11, 1857, when Captain Probyn's squadron charged the rebel infantry, he was separated from his men and surrounded by five or six Sepoys. He defended himself and before his own men had joined him, had cut down two of his assailants. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross War Medal and later achieved the rank of General.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 25 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7709463
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7709463/dighton-macnaughton-probyn: accessed ), memorial page for Sir Dighton MacNaughton Probyn (21 Jan 1833–20 Jun 1924), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7709463, citing Kensal Green Cemetery, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .